Toute l'actualité du petit prince

A Saint-Exupéry week in Toulouse (France)

From June 10 to 17, the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse pays tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

On this occasion, ENAC proposes to rediscover his work from a new angle. The man, the pilot and the writer will of course be highlighted, but also a less known facet of his prolific career: the passionate inventor, eager to imagine the future aviation.

For the first time in France, patents filed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be exposed to the public. The inventiveness of these inventions will match the taste of innovation underlying civil aviation and its new challenges.


The program

Tuesday, June 10
– 12:00: Quiz on Saint-Exupéry with prizes to win. Orly building
– 13:00: Opening of the exhibition. Leonardo da Vinci space
– 17h30: Conference / dedication « Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and line airmail « , by Bernard Bacquié. Amphi Bellonte

Wednesday, June 11
-15h00: Presentation of the projects for the challenge Saint-Exupéry / Alten to the jury. Amphi Bellonte
– 17h30: Conference « Patent global strategic issues, » by Agnès Paillard and Alain Souchard. Amphi Bellonte

Thursday, June 12
-17h30: Conference « Montaudron yesterday, today, tomorrow » Amphi Bellonte

Friday, June 13
– 14:00: Opening of Building A « Antoine de Saint-Exupéry » – on invitation
– 17h00: Award ceremony of « Saint-Exupéry/ALTEN » Amphi Costes Challenge
– 18h30: Thierry Huillet and Clara Cernat Concert « The Little Prince ». Amphi Bellonte

Saturday, June 14:
– 14h00: Awarding ceremony for the photo contest « In the footsteps of Saint-Exupéry in Toulouse. » Library
– 15:00: Meeting with François D’Agay. Amphi Bellonte
– 17h00: Quiz on Saint-Exupéry with prizes to win. Orly building

Monday, June 16
– 17h00: Round table moderated by Michel Polacco: « What if … Imagine aviation tomorrow, » bringing together experts aerospace innovation. Amphi Bellonte

Fundacion Cometa, to build hope in Afghanistan

Cometa Fundación ( Foundation Kite ) is closely linked to the history of a book  » The Little Prince « .

The first edition of this title was destroyed during the bombing of Kabul during the civil war. A second edition was born in Afghanistan , thanks to the generosity of a group of Spanish friends, a collector, and an Afghan man who translated into Dari , one of the two official languages.

The book was distributed to schools , libraries, universities and among women and children. The Spanish army even participated in its distribution in the provinces of Badghis and Herat.

When the collector visited the country, she had the idea of ​​doing something for women and children. Nothing better than the promotion of education , a lever that moves the world, through the construction of schools!

Thus was born the Cometa Foundation.

About the Foundation Cometa

Fundación Cometa  wants to work in the best way possible by developing educational projects that improve the prospects of future generations in the poorest countries.

To achieve this goal , there are different projects.

The Foundation wants to give a chance for hope. In a country where 75% of the population is under 25 and many of whom are illiterate and unemployed , building schools in Kabul will provide young Afghans the education needed to enter university or vocational training.

With this knowledge , they can create a society that will finally understand , through culture and respect for individual rights, that the real weapon of humanity doesn’t lies in guns, but in the power of words.

This contribution is certainly not more than a grain of sand in a vast desert , but what makes the desert beautiful is knowing that it hides a well somewhere !

Help the Foundation

The Foundation uses the micro- donations ( € 10) to complete the construction of its second school.

Click here to participate!

The Little Prince in the classroom…

… in Italy! The Little Prince features on school syllabuses in a good many countries, including France, Brazil and now Italy. Because it is written so clearly and simply, children find it easy to study the storyline and the different dialogues in the book.

The edition, with its 16-page schools supplement, is published by Fabbri, and here are a few extracts for you to enjoy.

Did you ever study The Little Prince at school?

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